Articles Tagged with earthquake

Mount Fuji In ‘Critical State’: Eruption Possible?

Mount Fuji is not only a national symbol for Japan, but also an active volcano that last erupted in 1707

Japan’s iconic Mount Fuji is in a “critical state,” according to researchers, leading to fears that an eruption may be imminent. The highest point on the Japanese archipelago and a national symbol, Mount Fuji is constantly monitored by the government, due to its nature as an active volcano. Fujisan, as the Japanese call it, has… Read more »

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Through Arizona [BREAKING]

Around 10pm Saturday a 5.2 magnitude earthquake shook through Arizona.

Saturday night, just before 10pm, a magnitude 5.2 earthquake shook through southeast Arizona. It was reported at a depth of 5 kilometers. The U.S. Geological Survey has noted it is likely the second most powerful earthquake ever felt in Arizona. “Arizona has experienced earthquakes before,” said U.S. Geology Survey geophysicist Jana Pursley. “There was a… Read more »

Fukushima Radiation A Threat In America?

Could radiation from the Fukushima meltdown make it to US shores?

Radiation from the recent nuclear disaster in Fukushima could be making its way to the American Pacific coast. As a result of a 9.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Fukushima, Japan, in March of 2011, a tsunami wiped out the power grid at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant complex, turning off cooling pumps… Read more »

Los Angeles Earthquake Shakes Westwood Neighborhood in California

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An earthquake of a 4.7 magnitude struck Los Angeles this morning. The United States Geological Survey says the California earthquake was centered 5 miles north to northwest of the Westwood neighborhood. Firefighters are currently reviewing the area where the Los Angeles earthquake hit to determine damage. So far, no reports have been phoned in by… Read more »

Powerful Earthquake Hits Chile, 100,000 People Evacuated

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A powerful earthquake that hit the Southern American nation of Chile has led to the evacuation of over 100,000 people from its coastal regions, reports AFP. The earthquake was measured at 6.7 on the Richter Scale and struck at 6:16 pm local time. The US Geological Survey had earlier measured the earthquake to be of… Read more »

Carla Gugino Joining Dwayne Johnson In ‘San Andreas’

Carla Gugino

Carla Gugino, has been cast as the female lead, opposite of Dwayne Johnson, in the upcoming action-packed earthquake movie, San Andreas. According to The Wrap, Carla Gugino’s character will be the ex-wife of Dwayne Johnson’s character – a special-operations firefighter. The plot involves “The Big One” hitting California. Afterwards, both Dwayne and Carla’s characters must… Read more »

Kefalonia Earthquake Wrecks Buildings, Injures People On Greek Island

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An Earthquake hit the Greek island of Kefalonia on Sunday, wrecking buildings and roads and causing some minor injuries to local residents. Authorities reported that the Kefalonia earthquake reached a magnitude of 5.8 and rocked the small island. The Geodynamic Institute, based in Athens, the capital of Greece, said the earthquake’s epicenter was 175 miles… Read more »

Oklahoma Earthquake: 4.5 Magnitude Quake Rocks The Sooner State

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An Oklahoma earthquake occurred today at 12.10 pm and shook residents in an area about 14 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. It registered 4.5 magnitude on the Richter scale. People in Wichita and Kansas also reported feeling tremors from the earthquake. Keli Calin, from the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, said that, fortunately, no injuries… Read more »

Earthquake In Greece Reveals Underwater Damage [Video]


A 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Greece hit Crete on Saturday and the effects of earthquakes in the area are now being virally discussed thanks to a chilling underwater video that was first posted in November 2010. The recent earthquake was reported to have a 6.4 magitude according to the US Geological Survey, while the Athens… Read more »

Sumatra Earthquake Death Toll Estimates Rising In Indonesia

Sumatra Earthquake Death Toll Estimates Rising In Indonesia

The Sumatra earthquake rattled the northern tip of Indonesia’s islands. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Indonesia has been suffering from a haze blamed on forest fires. The haze even caused an economic hit. Now the Sumatra earthquake in Indonesia is just making things worse for the country. The US Geological Survey (USGS) says the… Read more »

Toronto Earthquake Registers 5.1 Magnitude, Followed By 4.2 Aftershock

Toronto Earthquake

Toronto was rocked by a 5.1 magnitude earthquake at 9:43 am on Friday. The earthquake originated 25 kilometres (15 miles) outside of the city. The US Geological Survey reports that the earthquake originated in the area north-northeast of Shawville, Quebec. The earthquake was file kilometers deep according to the USGS. Ten minutes after the initial… Read more »

Earthquakes Hit Japan, No Tsunami Warnings Issued

5.7 Magnitude Earthquake

A pair of earthquakes struck Japan on Monday afternoon. The US Geological Survey reported that a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit central Japan at around 4:24 pm local time. According to CNN, a second quake arrived roughly 11 minutes after the first. It’s being reported that the second earthquake in Japan on Monday had a magnitude… Read more »

5.8-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Italy, Kills 15 And Injures Hundreds

Italy Earthquake

A deadly 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit northern Italy on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people and leaving more than 200 residents injured. The earthquake hit just nine days after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake killed seven people. Following Tuesday’s quake dozens of aftershocks could be felt throughout the area including 5.3 and 5.1 magnitude shocks. The earthquake was… Read more »